Writing News ~ The Journey

November 19, 2015 - I signed another book contract from Whitaker House for another "Everstone" book. It will be a stand-alone book (they basically all are, they're just really are fun to read together!) called The Cautious Maiden, and it will release Fall 2016!

 November 2015 - Getting my author copies of The Captive Imposter in the mail!

October 10, 2015 - My first book signing in my hometown, Kendallville, Indiana.

October 2015 - Getting my author copies of The Bound Heart in the mail! And days later, I find out I'm pregnant! Double yay!

September 19, 2015 - I went to the 2015 ACFW Conference and had a fabulous time! My debut novel didn't win the Carol Award it was nominated for, but my friend Kate Breslin's book For Such a Time did! So I can't complain! I personally LOVED her book!

September 4, 2015 - I was notified that THE HESITANT HEIRESS won the 2015 Wisconsin RWA Write Touch Readers’ Award for the Inspirational category!

My hometown paper's front page write up about the ACFW Carol Award nomination. 

 September 2015 - Getting my author copies of The Hesitant Heiress in the mail!

September 2, 2015 - It's announced that The Bound Heart won the Laurel Award from Clash of the Titles!

August 17, 2015 - The Bound Heart (book 2) is a finalist in the Clash of the Titles' Laurel Award contest! 

August 15, 2015 - Amazon has put all three of The Everstone Chronicles up for pre-order in paperback! Yay!

August 1, 2015 - My first "author" speaking engagement in Grandville, MI at an ACFW Great Lakes Chapter meeting... AND it was the year anniversary of The Hesitant Heiress coming out as an eBook! 

July 23, 2015 - While on vacation in Maine (where my husband is from, and where my books are set), I was interviewed by the television station that reaches all of Northern Maine and also half of New Brunswick! It was a two minutes story about me and my success with my debut, The Hesitant Heiress!

July 7, 2015 - The Romance Writers of America magazine features The Hesitant Heiress on a full page ad for the winners of the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence!      

June 29, 2015 - At a press conference at the International Christian Retailing Show in Orlando, The Hesitant Heiress was named as one of the 33 finalist in the 2015 ACFW Carol Awards! WHAT?!

June 10, 2015 - I find out through the grapevine that Whitaker House is indeed going to be publish The Everstone Chronicles IN PRINT! Whoohoo! September, October and November! 

April 24, 2015 - My first FaceBook party is a HUGE success!

April 3, 2015 - It's announced that The Hesitant Heiress won the inspirational category of the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence contest through the RWA Birmingham Chapter!

April 1, 2015 - The Captive Imposter releases as an eBook and I kick off a month long blog tour! 

March 25, 2015 - I send in the final edits for The Captive Imposter!--a week before the eBook release! AHH! (and it's my son's first birthday!) 

March 19, 2015 - The Hesitant Heiress finaled in the RWA Birmingham Chapter's Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence contest!

March 19, 2015 - I receive the final edits for The Captive Imposter (really, my only edits!) from my editor, Courtney Hartzel--time to work!

March 13, 2015 - I received a beautiful endorsement from fellow first person POV author, Sandra Byrd, author of Mist of Midnight

"Crandall is a fresh new voice in inspirational romance, and her latest offering does not disappoint. Elle is sweet but imperfect, intelligent but not harsh. Blakeley is handsome: mysterious and contradictory, the perfect Byronic hero. Is Elle the woman to soften his hardened heart and is he the man to help her put her past firmly behind her? Creepy, mysterious settings with lots of lush, sensory details escort the reader through the pages as we wonder - will her secret spill? As more and more people learn the truth about this imposter, that coming reveal might just change everything."

February 9, 2015 - The Everstone Chronicles series received a beautiful endorsement from author Michelle Griep.

“Visit a bygone era filled with romance, intrigue, and characters who will stay with you long after you close the book. Dramatic and engaging, THE EVERSTONE CHRONICLES is one series you won’t want to miss.”

February 6, 2015 - I'm featured in an article in my local newspaper about romance for Valentines Day. 

February 1, 2015 - I turn in my third manuscript {The Captive Imposter/Estella Everstone!}--the third book I've EVER written--to my editor, Courtney Hartzel.   

January 26, 2015 - The Hesitant Heiress semi-finaled in the INSPY Awards, but had to be retracted because they didn't realize it was published as eBook only.... :(

January 23, 2015 - I receive one print-on-demand copy of The Hesitant Heiress and The Bound Heart in the mail from Whitaker House. It's bittersweet because I'm convinced they will be the only paperback copies I will ever see of them. I had a dream that very morning that I would only have one copy, and it seriously messed with my head for a very long time.  

January 15, 2015 - I received mock-ups for the paperback covers of The Hesitant Heiress and The Bound Heart. Whitaker House had printed a few "on-demand" for the judges of the contests I'd entered.   

January 15, 2015 - The Everstone Chronicles series received a beautiful endorsement from Kristy Cambron, author of The Butterfly and the Violin.

“Romantic! Engaging and absorbing! Dawn Crandall brings America’s Gilded Age to life on the page with vintage amour and emotional depth. Poetically written, Crandall's stories of faith and love will charm fans of classic literature and Christian fiction alike.” 

December 29, 2014 - Taylor University's Alumni magazine featured an article about me and The Everstone Chronicles! 

November 1, 2014 - The Bound Heart releases as an eBook from Whitaker House!

October 22, 2014 - The Bound Heart received a beautiful endorsement from Cara Putman, author of Shadowed by Grace.

"In THE BOUND HEART, Dawn Crandall creates a cast of broken characters whose struggles spoke to me from the prologue. This story will send you on a passionate search for the Healer of all hurts."  

October 9, 2014 - I receive the final edits for The Bound Heart (really, my only edits!) from my editor, Courtney Hartzel--time to work!

August 1, 2014 - The Hesitant Heiress releases as an eBook from Whitaker House! 

July 17, 2014 -  The Hesitant Heiress received a beautiful endorsement from Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series.

"A love story to savor, THE HESITANT HEIRESS is a gentle Gilded Age courtship that delightfully teases, taunts, and takes the heroine—and the reader—by surprise with a tale of mystery and true love revealed."

June 9, 2014 - I receive the final edits for The Hesitant Heiress (really, my only edits!) from my editor, Courtney Hartzel--time to work!

March 20, 2014 - I receive the three {quite beautiful!} covers of The Everstone Chronicles! Becky Speer did an amazing job in just two weeks!

March 14, 2014 - The Hesitant Heiress received a beautiful endorsement from award-wining author, Elizabeth Camden.

"THE HESITANT HEIRESS features a rich cast of characters set in a world of intrigue, faith, and drama. Dawn Crandall is a new author to watch!"

March 5, 2014 - I email Becky Speer, the graphic designer at Whitaker House, with as many details about my three heroines and the settings of the novels... now to wait and see what they come up with for covers!

February 8, 2014 - I have my author photos done by the wonderful Lauren Richwine! And yes, I was 7 months pregnant at the time!

January 17, 2014 - The Titles have been decided upon! 

Amaryllis Brigham - The Hesitant Heiress
Meredyth Summercourt - The Bound Heart
Estella Everstone - The Captive Imposter 

 January 7, 2014 - I brainstorm titles for my three books, fill out my "Author Questionnaire" and send them to Whitaker House!

December, 18, 2013 - The three book contract is finalized! 

November 18, 2013 - I am offered a book contract from Whitaker House, on the basis that the books will first be published three months apart and as eBook only before they decide whether to print them as paperbacks.

November 8, 2013 - My agent, Joyce Hart, informs me that Whitaker House is writing up a book contract to offer me. 



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